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Halloween II (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Director:

Rob Zombie

Writer:

Rob Zombie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Deborah Myers
Chase Wright Vanek Chase Wright Vanek ... Young Michael (as Chase Vanek)
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Laurie Strode
Brad Dourif ... Sheriff Lee Brackett
Caroline Williams ... Dr. Maple
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Samuel Loomis
Tyler Mane ... Michael Myers
Dayton Callie ... Coroner Hooks
Richard Brake ... Gary Scott
Octavia Spencer ... Nurse Daniels
Danielle Harris ... Annie Brackett
Richard Riehle ... Buddy the Night Watchman
Margot Kidder ... Barbara Collier
Mary Birdsong ... Nancy McDonald
Brea Grant ... Mya Rockwell
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Storyline

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Family Is Forever See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the group of girls go to the party. They are all dressed up as characters from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" See more »

Goofs

The hospital sequence ends with Laurie being cornered by Michael and about to be killed until she wakes up and realizes it was all a dream, one year later. So then how much of the sequence was a dream? Scenes of Michael escaping and Laurie and Annie being operated on are inter-cut together resulting in the sequence making no sense. See more »

Quotes

Annie Brackett: What the fuck! Andy, are you seriously planning on standing out here all night? This is ridiculous!
Deputy Webb: Hey, Annie, I just do what the boss tells me.
Annie Brackett: Well, I'm the boss... of the boss, and I say move your shitbox over there, Kojak, okay? And don't make a federal case out of it, turn off the goddamn gumballs.
Deputy Webb: I'll do what I gotta do.
Annie Brackett: Wha...
[laughs]
Annie Brackett: ...what the fuck are YOU gonna do, jackhole?
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Crazy Credits

[at the beginning before the opening credits] WHITE HORSE - Linked to instinct, purity and the drive of the physical body to release powerful and emotional forces, like rage with ensuing chaos and destruction. --excerpt from the Subconscious Psychosis of Dreams. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Director's Cut runs 14 minutes longer (119 minutes). Among the changes:
  • The opening scene with Laurie walking and Loomis being placed into the ambulance is longer.
  • The hospital dream scene has an extra sequence of Laurie attempting to cross over a pile of bodies.
  • An on screen title that said "One Year Later" in the Theatrical Cut now says "Two Years Later."
  • During the breakfast scene, Laurie and Annie now argue about going to the psychiatrist.
  • More dialogue with Laurie and the psychiatrist. Laurie looks at a framed inkblot on a wall and says that it looks like a white horse.
  • Loomis' press conference is expanded. Loomis discusses Michael's Oedipal complex, as well as the idea that Michael perhaps saw Loomis as a father figure.
  • Added sequence where Laurie runs a bath and begins to freak out.
  • Laurie stopping to play with a pig on her way to work is removed. She instead goes to the psychiatrist and tells her about playing with the pig (we see a few seconds of it, now in flashback), and how it triggered a nervous breakdown of sorts. When the shrink denies her more pills, Laurie freaks out and swears.
  • The scene where Annie finds Laurie drinking a beer in her room has been expanded: They have another fight.
  • A non-masked Michael (along with Young Michael and his mother) angrily looks at a billboard that advertises Loomis' book.
  • When Laurie and Maya come home from the party, there is a short added sequence of them making tea in the kitchen prior to going upstairs. There's also an added shot of Michael apparently walking out of the house.
  • Brackett's reaction to finding Annie's body is longer, containing video flashbacks of real-life actress Danielle Harris as a child.
  • The ending is significantly different: After Loomis enters the cabin, Michael throws him through a wall, and the two of them wind up outside. Michael then removes his mask, yells "DIE!", and stabs Loomis. The cops then open fire and kill Michael. Laurie then comes out, takes Michael's knife, and approaches Loomis with it, implying that she may stab him. The cops then open fire on her and seemingly kill her. We then fade to the same hospital footage seen at the end of the theatrical cut as a cover of "Love Hurts" plays on the soundtrack.
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Connections

References TaleSpin (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Takako Nishizaki (violin) and Jenõ Jandó (piano)
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Halloween II family is forever
12 August 2016 | by RealrockerhalloweenSee all my reviews

Halloween II looked interesting from the commercials I'd seen. This abomination was worse then the first.

The dialogue is none-existent and a curse word thrown out every second. Nudity has been amplified. I'm not a prude, but it wasn't timed or planned. It feels like different images cut together to form this monstrosity.

Laurie is a babbling idiot who yells at anyone who will listen.

Dr. Loomis is money hungry, a prick and a former shell of the original.

The only saving grace was Danielle Harris Who was likable and had personality.

This proves singer's shouldn't write for classic movies. Next time leave it in professional hands.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,349,565, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$33,392,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,421,467
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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